Introduction: Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues his spiritual journey as part of an 11-day ritual leading up to the Ram Mandir inauguration. On Sunday, he reached Arichal Munai in Tamil Nadu’s Dhanushkodi, the historical site where the iconic Ram Setu is believed to have been constructed. The Prime Minister paid floral tributes at the very spot where Lord Ram is said to have engineered a bridge to reach Lanka.
Honoring Lord Ram’s Legacy: In a poignant gesture, Prime Minister Modi offered prayers and paid respects to the sacred ground where Lord Ram, according to ancient beliefs, initiated the construction of the Ram Setu. This revered bridge holds immense significance in the Ramayana, symbolizing the divine connection between India and Sri Lanka.
Temple Visit in Dhanushkodi: As part of his visit, PM Modi is scheduled to offer prayers at the Sri Kothandarama Swamy Temple in Dhanushkodi. This marks the fourth temple with a Ramayana connection that the Prime Minister has visited during this ritual. The series of temple visits underscores the spiritual preparations ahead of the momentous Ram Mandir inauguration.
Prior Devotions: Earlier, on Saturday, PM Modi visited the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Sri Rangam in Trichy, a revered shrine with connections to the Ramayana. During this visit, he had the opportunity to listen to the recitation of ‘Kamba’ Ramayana by scholars, further deepening his spiritual journey.
Amid Fanfare in Chennai: PM Modi’s arrival in Tamil Nadu on Friday was marked by much fanfare, including a roadshow in Chennai. However, amidst the celebratory atmosphere, three Youth Congress workers were registered for waving black balloons at the Prime Minister by the Chennai Police.
Final Temple Visits Before Ram Mandir Inauguration: This visit to Tamil Nadu’s temples with a Ramayana connection comes as a significant spiritual prelude to the grand consecration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, scheduled for Monday. The Prime Minister’s pilgrimage to these revered sites reflects the deep-rooted cultural and spiritual heritage that culminates in the historic inauguration.